[Country-pop recording artist Trisha Yearwood is Lockhart's guest soloist for the show.] The Fourth concert can be an unparalleled opportunity for a soloist ... but it can also be a little nerve-wracking for them. This program goes together in a heartbeat. It's rehearsed quickly and then -- it's on live television.Keith Lockhart
"Keith Alan Lockhart" is the conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra. He was the music director of the Utah Symphony from 1998 - 2009. He has also held honorary titles in many other orchestras.
Keith Lockhart became the twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995. Lockhart holds the Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor chair. He has worked with a wide array of established artists from the entertainment world. He promotes programs that focus on talented young musicians from the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. He has conducted more than 1,500 Boston Pops concerts and introduced the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series, featuring prominent jazz and indie artists performing with the Pops. Lockhart has also introduced concert performances of full-length Broadway shows, including Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, and the PopSearch and High School Sing-Off competitions. Under his leadership, the Boston Pops has commissioned several new works-including The Dream Lives On, a tribute to the Kennedy brothers, which was premiered in May 2010 during the 125th anniversary season-and dozens of new arrangements.More Keith Lockhart on Wikipedia.